Since the untimely death of American superstar Michael Jackson, I've heard many comments regarding feelings about his life's work, behaviour and the manner of his death. I have meditated on whether to share my thoughts in this blog or to remain private. However, I believe there are so many blessings that can be learned from this event that has touched lives the world over, regardless of how one feels about him as a person. He certainly 'pushed many buttons' for many people, of that there is no doubt. However, if we listen with open, compassionate hearts, I believe we can allow this to be a tremendous opportunity to learn what it says about our culture and its response to grief on so many levels.